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Old June 19th, 2006, 06:34 PM   #21
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I used to live in Wolverhampton and I visited Shrewsbury a lot....loved the place. It has great charm, history, etc and the people were always very friendly (to me, at least).

Another 'gem' in Shropshire is Ironbrige...a place worth of another thread!

I even liked Telford...which is like the total opposite of Shrewsbury!
Yeah, Telford and Shrewsbury couldn't be more different considering they're only 20km apart.

Ironbridge is another great place in the local area.

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Old June 19th, 2006, 09:07 PM   #22
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Isn't Ironbridge an UNESCO world heritage?
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Old June 19th, 2006, 11:53 PM   #23
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Isn't Ironbridge an UNESCO world heritage?
That's right, the world's first iron bridge (thus the original name) constructed in 1779 and historic 18th century early industrial village in a nice little river gorge.

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Beautiful place
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Old April 30th, 2007, 03:32 PM   #25
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Thanks, i'll have to take some more one of these weekends, there are a few new projects which have started to take shape since these were taken.
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Old May 4th, 2007, 10:20 PM   #26
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Excellent stuff, Jonesy. I enjoyed that.
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Old May 4th, 2007, 11:30 PM   #27
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Old May 5th, 2007, 12:39 AM   #28
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Excellent! I love the green vegetation, the brick architecture, and the lovely churches (like the one that 1,000 years old!). Amazing. England is officially not just London. I will likely stop in that town when I visit the UK. It combines beautiful nature with a lively urban center.

Tell me, do restaurants close early?

The menu that you showed was remarkably affordable. Looks like good food
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Old May 5th, 2007, 04:48 AM   #29
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I love, LOVE, LOVE quaint English towns with just PERFECT street scale, I love them more than English cities (London being the excep.). Are they looking for urban planners or municipal policy analysts by any chance?
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Old May 5th, 2007, 05:18 AM   #30
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It's beautiful!! Loved houses
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Old May 5th, 2007, 03:05 PM   #31
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Excellent! I love the green vegetation, the brick architecture, and the lovely churches (like the one that 1,000 years old!). Amazing. England is officially not just London. I will likely stop in that town when I visit the UK. It combines beautiful nature with a lively urban center.

Tell me, do restaurants close early?

The menu that you showed was remarkably affordable. Looks like good food
I would definitely recommend that restaurant, very tasty dishes with some good local ingredients and a nice atmosphere

The restaurants do close fairly early, places like that probably close at about 2300 while Indian restaurants are usually open until a couple of hours later.
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Old May 5th, 2007, 03:12 PM   #32
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I love, LOVE, LOVE quaint English towns with just PERFECT street scale, I love them more than English cities (London being the excep.). Are they looking for urban planners or municipal policy analysts by any chance?
Glad you liked the photos.

Don't know about jobs, the local council websites might have something?

http://www.shrewsbury.gov.uk

http://www.shropshire.gov.uk
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Old May 5th, 2007, 03:43 PM   #33
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Oswestry isn't very far from Shrewsbury is it? because I did my DofE expedition there and the countryside is trully beautiful
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Great photos, beautiful English countryside town.
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Old May 5th, 2007, 04:00 PM   #35
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Oswestry isn't very far from Shrewsbury is it? because I did my DofE expedition there and the countryside is trully beautiful
Not far no, it's only about 20 miles away.
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Old May 5th, 2007, 08:35 PM   #36
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Nice pics of a nice place.

Got any pics of Telford? People have said that it's very different to Shrewsbury and I'm intrigued as to what it might be like - perhaps a 19th century industrial town, or a town dominated by 60s architecture?
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Nice pics of a nice place.

Got any pics of Telford? People have said that it's very different to Shrewsbury and I'm intrigued as to what it might be like - perhaps a 19th century industrial town, or a town dominated by 60s architecture?
It's basically several small industrial towns/villages that have had the gaps between them filled in with new developments since the late 1960s.

It's a bit like Milton Keynes with lots of roundabouts, retail parks etc but with older bits too, including the Ironbridge Gorge UNESCO world heritage site.

Most of the architecture is more 1980s glass/plastic/brick rather than 1960s concrete as the town was still in its infancy in the 60s.

It's not the most exciting town but employment prospects are good there, lots of work in IT, Japanese manufacturing companies etc.

Telford Plaza is probably the most recognisible building in the town centre.

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Old May 5th, 2007, 10:14 PM   #38
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Yep, very different to Shrewsbury. Definitely doesn't sound as nice as Shrewsbury, but then I imagine that most people living in Shrewsbury work there and use the retail parks etc, so it's a place that definitely serves a purpose! Ironbridge looks very nice.
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Old May 5th, 2007, 10:51 PM   #39
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Yep, very different to Shrewsbury. Definitely doesn't sound as nice as Shrewsbury, but then I imagine that most people living in Shrewsbury work there and use the retail parks etc, so it's a place that definitely serves a purpose! Ironbridge looks very nice.
Not sure about the retail parks, we have plenty of those ourselves on the outskirts of town with all the usual supermarkets, DIY chains, ToysRUS, Matalan blah blah etc. A lot of Shrewsbury people do work in Telford though and others work in Wolverhampton or (like me) Birmingham.

A few years ago Shrewsbury was almost in danger of becoming a dormitory for Telford workers as that was where all the investment and job creation was taking place but there have been quite a few new office developments/business parks opening in Shrewsbury over the past few years so I think the situation is better now.
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Three Fishes

Spent an afternoon about a year ago in Shrewbury on the way to visiting a friend in Bangor. Really nice, and the Three Fisges was a great pub.
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